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Thread: Help Converting to an Acronym

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    Default Help Converting to an Acronym

    I am trying to convert a list of college majors to their responding acronyms and I am completely stuck. This is what I have so far. Help would be much appreciated.
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    public class Majors {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
    	String major = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Type Your Full Major");
    	String majorInitial =" ";
    	if (major == "Technical Resource Management")
    	{
    		majorInitial = "TRM";
    	}
    	JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, majorInitial);
    }
    }
    Last edited by helloworld922; February 2nd, 2010 at 03:04 PM. Reason: please use [code] tags!


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    Default Re: Help Converting to an Acronym

    What exactly are you stuck on? Looks like you are on your way...just add some else if statements for more majors. One minor suggestion would be to use

    major.equals("Technical Resource Management")

    rather than
    major == ""

    A more advance option would be to use a HashMap to store your key/value (eg major/acronym)

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    Default Re: Help Converting to an Acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    What exactly are you stuck on? Looks like you are on your way...just add some else if statements for more majors. One minor suggestion would be to use

    major.equals("Technical Resource Management")

    rather than
    major == ""

    A more advance option would be to use a HashMap to store your key/value (eg major/acronym)
    Thank you so much for the minor suggestion. It works perfectly now!

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